Do the chances of miscarriage still decrease after 12 weeks even though I'm having twins?. You mentioned that you're 12 weeks along and you're pregnant with twins, so first of all, congratulations for that! You want to know at what point in the pregnancy is your risk of miscarriage low, especially if you're pregnant with twins. Generally speaking, a woman's chance of miscarriage goes down significantly at 12 weeks, whether you're pregnant with 1, 2, or more babies, but that risk is even lower at 15 weeks, 0.6% to be exact, so very few babies are miscarried after that point. More, especially, than how many babies you're carrying, there are other risks that put a woman at risk for miscarriage. If a woman is over the age of 35, if she had a hard time getting pregnant (like she had infertility problems), if she has medical conditions that aren't well-regulated or treated (like thyroid problems, diabetes, those sorts of things, even celiac disease has been associated with a higher risk of miscarriage), if women have babies close together - all of these things play a greater factor than the number of babies you have.
Now down the road, your risk of preterm labor is higher if you're pregnant with multiples, because, let's face it, you're belly gets bigger faster, so it's like a turkey timer - it pops too soon, because your body thinks it's done. So this is definitely something you'll want to watch out for as you get farther along, and pay close attention to your body. If you're ever concerned about something you're feeling, don't hesitate to talk with your doctor, especially if you start cramping or bleeding. Good luck to you, and if you have any other questions for me in the future, feel free to ask them on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/IntermountainMoms, and recommend us to your friends and family too.
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